Wednesday 12 June 2013

Just Wanted to Say Hello

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, today I'm sharing one of the samples from tomorrow's shows. It's quite a simple card, I've used one of the Lustre Embossing Powders that are on the shows. It's from a new collection I've put together for the shows, scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all the colours.

Here's the card -

For the background, I popped some Coconut White Card inside the Couture Creations Nuevo Embossing Folder and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I wrapped some Cream Satin Edged Organza Ribbon around the background, securing at the back.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Posy Florals 2 Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Yellow Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge die and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Tropic Yellow Lustre Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinder Labels 25 die and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, added Tropic Yellow Lustre, tapped off the excess and heat set. I added a couple of Cream Pearl Decorative Stick Pins to the back of the bow.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Here are the colours in the set for tomorrow's shows -

You will find that there is more mica residue left behind with the darker colours but you can work with that when you ink through the die - Victorian Velvet and Fired Brick work well with Burnt Red Lustre (it's more of a dark pink than red, I think), Broken China works well with Lapis Sapphire Lustre, Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw work well with Tropic Yellow Lustre. All the powders in the collection (except Lapis Sapphire which was out of stock) can be found in my Amazon Store here.

The shows tomorrow are at 8am (with Leonie) and 3pm (with Paul).

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    Lovely bright card. I appreciate seeing the embossing powders on two different backgrounds. Have fun tomorrow. Great card.

  2. Morning Julia. Lovely cheerful card, colour is gorgeous. Oh dear.... more gorgeous EPs to add to my wish list. Looking forward to tomorrow! Hugs Annie

  3. Morning Julia
    A very sunny looking card today to cheer up a very drab day. Loving the embossing powders another need to my list.
    Good luck and enjoy tomorrow.
    Amanda x

  4. Morning Julia
    What a sunny looking card love the colour you have used the stamp looks good to thank you for the idea will try to catch your shows tomorrow thankyou Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia, what a lovely bright card to cheer us up on a rainy morning. Love the new colours. Look forward to the shows. Bx

  6. Morning Julia, oh no, not more temptation tomorrow! Nice fresh looking card today! Love Jean xx

  7. Good morning Julia a stunning card today. Thank you for sharing the Lustre Embossing powders on light and dark it helps to choose. Jackie

  8. I love the pretty colour and the design, great card xx

  9. Hi Julia. What a bright and cheerful card. How could anyone not feel better for seeing it. Hope all goes well tomorrow. Take care.

  10. Morning Julia, This is a lovely summery card, very uplifting. What a great idea to show the embossing powders on white and black, and what a difference they make on black card. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. great card love these embossing powders.Laura o

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely bright card with pretty colours and a delicious bow.
    Looking forward to tomorrows shows.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  13. Good morning Julia.
    What a lovely bright card to cheer a dull damp morning.
    Will hopefully get to watch the shows. x

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  15. Morning Julia, a very pretty card and the yellow really
    lifts your spirit its not a colour I use a lot only seems
    to be for Easter i don't know why it is really cheery.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Not sure what happened there, so I'll try again.
    Loving all of those colours Julia. It's a very pretty card and I'm looking forward to the shows tomorrow

    xx Sandra

  17. Gorgeous card Julia, the embossing powders are wonderful colours, will be watching tomorrow


  18. Morning Julia,

    Very pretty sunny card. Look forward to your show tomorrow. X

  19. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card.
    Hope I'm able to watch tomorrow, as having the winders done,

  20. Hello Julia, What a pretty, sunny card, the bow is gorgeous and love the stamps. The embossing powders are lush, thank you for showing white and black card, I can feel my wish list growing.
    Looking forward to the shows.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Thanks for bringing us a preview the card is lovely and the colors are very pretty love Jean Z xx

  22. Great card Julia lovely colours, got your shows all set to record as out tomorrow xx hazel

  23. What a bright and summery card - makes up for not having a summer, so grey and overcast again today! Regards Jackie D

  24. Hi Julia
    What a lovely sunny card today. We have sun here at the moment but it's starting to cloud over. Love the embossing powders. More to add to my list of must have's. Have set the recorder as usual for tomorrow. have a lovely day tomorrow.

  25. Morning Julia

    What a lovely card, really pretty

    Love the new embossing folders and I have them on my wish list

    Looking forward to seeing the shows tomorrow

    Sue xx

  26. Hi Julia, very summery card today, thanks for adding matching inks with distressing powders, makes my choosing much easier.
    Regards Ros Hodgkins

  27. Beautiful card Julia, I love the yellow cosmic shimmer.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  28. What a luvly card and thanks for the 'heads-up' on the emboss powders and the different effects on white and black card xx good luck tomorrow for the shows xx GailT xx

  29. Hi Julia, Very pretty card....I love how you have shown the effects of the embossing powders on different coloured card.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  30. Hi Julia
    What a refreshing feeling card, makes me think of home made lemonade on a hot day! Love the card it is so fresh looking.

  31. Great card, I love the lustre powders they look fab...

  32. Good evening Julia
    Gorgeous sunshine in a card...loving the colour (and the others)
    Love all the elements used's such a happy card!
    Thanks for sharing
    Looking forward to the shows tomorrow!
    Have a good rest and great day tomorroow
    Lara xxx

  33. Hi Julia - really looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Been using your flower making method with paper clay.
    Would love you to pop over to have a look.

  34. Lovely, looking forward to your shows. SueL

  35. Beautiful card today Julia, love the colours!
    are you settled in your new home?
    good luck for tomorrows shows,
    Sandra x

  36. Beautiful card Julia, hope you are not all sold out for the 3pm show. Look forward to seeing it tomorrow.

  37. Hi Julia, I must admit I'm not to sure on the colour. I love the yellow on the black but not on the white. I love the style of today's card and it is very summery and pretty. Looking forward to the shows and your demo's. Hugs Debbie R xx

  38. Hi Julia a pretty card, like the look of burnt red embossing powders. Look for ward to seeing shows tomorrow x

  39. Hi Julia this is a lovely bright and sunny card and the embossing powders look great. Good luck for tomorrow I've set the sky plus to record it as I've got to take my son to his new secondary school for an interview!! Love Lesley x

  40. Hi Julia sorry your show today was not on.This card is lovely and a very big thank you for showing all of the colours,


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